Success Stories!

Walking School Bus in Lemoore

There are many leaders and paths to create a successful Walk to School Day. The following success stories demonstrate the different ways that California communities handle the challenges of organizing and implementing Walk to School Day. Please click on the link to download the success story.

Path to Success Led by a Local Public Health Department
Oakdale Heights Elementary, Butte County:
Building capacity for Walk to School Day in a rural community

Path to Success Led by a City Department of Transportation
City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation:
Using media and community partnerships to build success

Path to Success Led by a School District
Lemoore Union Elementary School District, Kings County:
Overcoming the lack of parent volunteers by building relationships

Path to Success Led by a Local Non-profit
Ecology Action in Santa Cruz County:
Improving community capacity to build comprehensive programs

Path to Success Led by a Hospital
Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego:
Overcoming the lack of parental supervision through community collaboration

In addition:
The National Center for Safe Routes to School spoke with two event organizers about what worked for them in their communities as they organized 2011 Walk to School Day. Click here read those success stories.

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